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Finding Katahdin Document Packets, Chapter 10, Sections 2 & 3

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Portland Observatory Poster

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Portland Observatory Poster / Maine Historical Society

<strong>Chapter 10, page 309-311.</strong>

The Works Progress Administration, part of the New Deal, employed thousands of men and women in a variety of positions from construction to entertaining. The WPA supported numerous artists as well by commissioning murals, posters, and other public artworks.

This poster advertising the Portland Observatory was created through a WPA funded grant.